The Spire – The Stiletto in the Ghetto – The Nail in the Pale – The Pin in the Bin
Waterponies I think is what they call these.
The beer is just some hobby, their real passion is in the gating business.
Imagine what the priest looks like.
I just like this, okay!
Well fuck you too, art.
St Kevin’s Graveyard – not too shabby.
Saint Kevin’s Church – A bit shabby.
Round tower of Glendalough. Don’t know what it was for, but then again neither does history so there.
Lower Lake (or as I accidentally called it: Downer Lake)
Above one stone doorway is an inscription scratched by a former prisoner: “Beware the Risen People who have Harried and Held, Ye that have Bullied and Bribed.” Those words were penned by Padraig Pearse, one of the authors of the Irish Proclamation of Freedom announced on April 24, 1916. Their armed resistance in Dublin ultimately led to the creation of the modern Irish state. (Yes, some actual real interesting information for ya!)
This is the place where James Connolly was executed. James Connolly was an Irish republican and socialist leader. He was born in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Irish immigrant parents and spoke with a Scottish accent throughout his life. He left school for working life at the age of 11, but became one of the leading Marxist theorists of his day. He also took a role in Scottish and American politics. He was executed by a British firing squad because of his leadership role in the Easter Rising of 1916.
(ALL THIS STUFF I’M TEACHING YOU, CAN YOU FEEL YOUR BRAIN GROWING?!)
Hi, I’m the East wing of Kilmainham Gaol. You might remember me from such movies as: The Italian Job, In The Name Of The Father and The Escapist. (Or from the famous music video of U2 where Bono is all ready to go horseback riding, spent ages on his outfit but can’t find his horse anywhere and for some reason is hoping to find it inside the jail looking around all panicky and The Edge also seems very upset but then Bono eventually realizes he’s being silly and goes outside where he actually finds his horse and he and his mates have a lovely day out destroying buildings and putting them on fire.)
Tried some car-photography during my trip as well. Not quite there yet.
They’re not lying when they say ‘Family Butchers’. (Find the real butcher!)
I like light.
Molly Malone – The Tart with the Cart – The Dish with the Fish – The Trollop with the Scallop(s) – The Dolly with the Trolley – The Flirt with the Skirt or as I like to call her: Statue.
I like reflecting light.
The Quare in the Square – The Fag on the Crag
Oscar Wilde gettin’ his swag on.
Irish humour (It’s a part of a statue about the famine)
(yes it’s selective colouring, big whoop, wanna fight about it?)
Sunny Summerhouse (IN WINTER!)
It’s nice, but it’s no Lightning World.
View from the hotel room.
Irish love arches.